TMZ-TMZ spoke with Randy’s brother, Lanny Poffo, who tells us the wrestling legend suffered a heart attack while he was behind the wheel around 9:25 AM … and lost control of his vehicle.
Earlier this month, Savage celebrated his 1-year anniversary with his new wife Lynn.
Savage was 58.
Macho Man began wrestling in the WWF in 1985 and became a superstar with his trademark catchphrase “Ooooooh Yeaahhhhh.” Savage was so popular, he became the spokesperson for Slim Jim in the mid ’90s … and became virtually synonymous with the brand.
UPDATE: Florida Highway Patrol tells TMZ … Savage was driving his 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he veered across a concrete median … through oncoming traffic … and “collided head-on with a tree.”
Savage was transported to Largo Medical center, where he died from his injuries.
Savage’s wife was a passenger in the vehicle during the collision — but survived with “minor injuries.” She was transported to a different local hospital where she was treated.
Macho Man Randy Savage has in fact died! Are you kidding me? Things were going great for me; Bruins take 2-1 series lead, Thunder win to even series 1-1, its Friday, the sun finally showed up for first time all week, had an easy half day at work and then I’m hit with this tragic news. No other wrestler brought as much energy night in and night out as the Macho Man. The guy gave it 110% at all times. From his flying elbow, to his ridiculous backstage interviews, from Queen Elizabeth to Scary Sherry, from WWE to WCW, from Life to Death, Macho Man will be missed. So tonight, in memory of Macho Man raise your drinks or your Slim Jims and propose a toast to one of wrestling’s greatest entertainers. Also there is no better time to purchase this Play Dough shirt than now!